"Ibero American Network of Nuclear Astrophysics"


Collaboration  ND-ININ to measure the 12C + 12C fusion reaction at energies of Astrophysical interest.


ABSTRACT: Carbon and oxygen burning reactions, in particular, 12C + 12C fusion, are important for the understanding and interpretation of the late phases of stellar evolution as well as the ignition and nucleosynthesis in cataclysmic binary systems such as type Ia supernovae and x-ray superbursts. A new measurement of this reaction has been performed at the University of Notre Dame using particle-γ coincidence techniques with SAND (a silicon detector array) at the high-intensity 5U Pelletron accelerator.  PRL124, 192702 (2020)